I’ve had the very lucky job of tasting a huge amount of Swizzles over the last few years, and have come to wondering what makes a ‘great’ one, rather than a ‘good’ or ‘ok’ one, especially as the 2013 UK Swizzle Competition has just been launched and I’m about to receive a few hundred entries.
Despite what some people may say we know that bartenders love a beer, here is an opportunity to earn some cash working with one.
We know that not everyone gets excited about a new vodka launch, but this one is worth a look.
Mezcal has, finally, begun to get a proper foot hold in the UK bar industry recently and now Amathus have joined in with the launch of the Los Danzantes and Alipus ranges.
If distilleries were people, Chase would be that guy at school who you liked despite him being naturally good at sport and popular with the ladies…
Barrel Ageing: find out what all the HOOP-la is about.
In the second half of our two-part series, Brown-Forman American Whiskey ambassador Tom Vernon answers more of your burning questions (please direct any questions about that burning sensation to your physician).
Buffalo Trace launches 2012 White Dog unaged bourbon
Tanqueray Malacca is back with a limited release of 100,000 bottles worldwide exclusively for the on-trade.
BarLifeUK recently visited the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Empire in Brighton for a Masterclass and a few cocktails.
In the first of two articles, we bring you the answers to your American Whiskey questions sent in to Tom Vernon
Simon Ford is to launch the 86 Company’s spirit range, having built a strong positive profile within trade, consumer, and media circles in the United States and internationally
There is nothing like the majesty of mother nature to give you pause for thought, and when it comes to mother nature, Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is one of her most impressive children.
Buffalo Trace bring their Bourbon Empire Pop Up featuring masterclasses, cocktails, games and special releases to Brighton.
BarLifeUK recently sat down with FEW Spirits owner Paul Hletko for a chat about the brand that has started popping up on UK back bars.
Notting Hill Rum Club is returning to Trailer Happiness, with the first session on Monday, December 10th 2012.
Herefordshire distillers create single estate English gin
Submit a question for Tom, and you could win a twin a Woodford Reserve Cask Rye Pack
Bitters&Twisted’s Dan Priseman speaks to the man behind Ilegal Mezcal (and an impressive moustache) – Stephen Myers
Priced a shade under £80, we think this will make a great Christmas present, and with 24 samples, should provide a good view of the current gin market.
Here are a few things you should know about The New York Distilling Company (NYDC) that make it unique within the growing crowd of craft distilleries in the US.
On the Bourbon and Rye calendar each year one event ringed with red pen is the launch of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
Dan Priseman from bitters&twisted takes a look at one of his favourite categories Rye Whiskey and it’s rediscovery by the bar industry.
T. A. Breaux continues his Absinthe journey with part 2 of his epic 4 part series: The Pros and Cons of the Absinthe Revival
The Glasgow winner of the Chartreuse Last Word competition Aidan Bowie from the Blythswood Square Hotel is the most recent for the fancy celluloid treatment.
Hi-Spirits increase their portfolio of brands with the introduction of I Spirit Vodka and Bloodshot Bloody Vodka Spirit.
Part 1 of a 4 part article by T. A. Breaux entitled: The Pros and Cons of the Absinthe Revival.
Chris Dennis takes a look at a true New World spirit – Pisco.
We visit Monkey 47 Gin’s distillery, deep in the Germanic countryside.
8 UK bartenders, untold bottles of Tequila and unforgetable experiences. This is the story of a Mexico trip with Cuervo.
Traditionally served as a dessert wine or after dinner drink, Port has emerged as the sipping alternative to wine and is used increasingly in cocktails.
Or, adventures with a rotovap…
It’s bee-n around in the US for over a year now but Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey has finally buzzed over to the UK shores.
At the recent Manchester Boutique Bar Show Banks Rum held a rum blending session, now it’s time to see how the created blends have turned out.
Dan Priseman recently ran a blind tasting of 9 classic Martinez recipes following feedback from his previous article on this classic coktail, here he gives you details on his findings.
Dan Priseman, founder of awesome drinks blog, bitters&twisted, examines the history and provenance of The Martinez cocktail.
Swizzles are a type of mixed-drink that pre-dates the ‘cocktail’ and they are generally thought to be a Caribbean style of drink usually made with rum.
What is going to take to get the general public appreciating Tequila rather than just abusing it?
Henrik’s latest adventure saw him aim to launch a gin with the taste and look of a product from 1783
The rum itself is a mix of Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates aiming to recreate the flavourful and aromatic style that made Jamaica rum famous back in the day.